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A victory by Joe Biden in the Nov 3 election in the United States could usher in an abrupt change in the nation’s telecommunications policy, restoring so-called net neutrality regulation and shifting the Republican drive to rein in social media outlets, among other things.
Big Tech is bracing for a tumultuous week marked by quarterly results likely to show resilience despite the pandemic, and fresh attacks from lawmakers ahead of the Nov 3 election.
US President Donald Trump wants to revoke Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which dates back to 1996. This law protects freedom of expression on the web and therefore content shared on social media while preserving the platforms' immunity.
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc face the gravest threat yet to their business models after an appeals court ruled they must treat their drivers in California as employees instead of independent contractors.
Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the US$8,000 (RM33,188) system doesn’t make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it.
Google’s long-running business model based on free services and advertising will be put to the test in the landmark antitrust lawsuit filed this week by the US Justice Department.
The US monopoly case against Alphabet Inc’s Google is likely to trigger an onslaught of private antitrust lawsuits riding on the allegations in the government’s complaint.
Social media platforms with e-commerce functions should be held to the same regulations as e-commerce platforms, according to a new draft regulation. Livestreaming e-commerce is the fastest-growing area of China’s internet amid the pandemic, but its popularity is also attracting more regulatory scrutiny.
Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk on Tuesday evening tweeted that the electric car maker will be rolling out a new version of its Full Self Driving software, the latest attempt by the California-based company to tout autonomous driving.
Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them.